• It Was the First Time There Was a Line

    It Was the First Time There Was a Line

    I was going to have to wait in line to use the restroom. And I couldn’t have been happier. I’ve been attending my profession’s annual global conference since I was a junior in college in 1987 (I’ll let you do the math). There was often a line for the men’s room, but never for the women’s room. It was, we

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  • Walking the Talk

    Walking the Talk

    I have great business partners. When I launched GirlAuthentic in early 2013, one of them said to me, “That’s great. Now when are you going to start walking the talk?” He was right. He and I had been talking for a couple of years about starting a business together.  Now I was talking at GirlAuthentic about the need for women

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  • You want a horse? Go get a horse.

    You want a horse? Go get a horse.

    I wasn’t even 6 years old when I discovered something I really wanted: My own horse. My family had just moved to a much more rural area where EVERYONE had horses  – well, except me. I knew I wanted a horse. My parents got me lessons at the local stables, and many of the neighbors were kind enough to introduce

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  • Is your workplace built on love – or fear? Here are 2 ways to tell.

    Is your workplace built on love – or fear? Here are 2 ways to tell.

    We are embedded in fear – more deeply than we realize, much of the time. It’s ingrained, so we don’t even realize it much of the time. It’s become part of our autopilot at work – and in life. If you want to see whether you’re operating mostly out of fear or out of love, there are two places to

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  • Closing the Gap

    Closing the Gap

    “We’re minding the gap, but how do we close it?” That’s the question the Women Donors Network asked recently. A lot has been written lately about all the gaps that exist for women – in business leadership, in political leadership, in the imbalance of how many hours of taking care of our families women still shoulder even if they are

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